Herman McKie is nutrition coordinator with the New York City Department of Education's Office of SchoolFood. He is responsible for developing nutritional standards and policy for the schools, and assists with product reformulation to meet evolving school nutrition guidelines. He identifies and develops material for food service managers to use in their monthly SchoolFood Partnership meetings with students and faculty.
Mr. McKie began service with the Office of SchoolFood in 1992 as a school food service manager and has held positions of increasing responsibility. He has assisted the office in opening new kitchens, enhancing menu offerings and conducting in-service training within New York Department of Education schools throughout New York's five boroughs.
As district supervisor for the office in 1995, he directed a workforce of several hundred employees; who provided meals to children under the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs, latchkey snack programs, and supper programs in three districts.
Mr. McKie received his M.S. in clinical nutrition from New York University. A registered dietitian, he is a member of the American Dietetic Association.